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Lake Michigan
Wave Heights



Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Lake Michigan surf and weather forecast based on Sheboygan-North Point


Today
Today<br>Cloudy, with a high near 34. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
WednesdayWednesday<br>A 30 percent chance of snow before 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 29. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Increasing clouds, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.
Friday
Friday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Saturday
Saturday<br>Sunny, with a high near 28.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday
Monday<br>A chance of rain and snow.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
02AM-15mph from the NNE
05AM-18mph from the NNE
11AM-22mph from the NNE
02PM-25mph from the NNE
05PM-24mph from the NNE
11PM-23mph from the NNE
02AM-21mph from the N
05AM-20mph from the N
11AM-22mph from the N
02PM-20mph from the N
05PM-17mph from the NNW
11PM-15mph from the NNW
02AM-15mph from the NW
05AM-16mph from the NW
11AM-18mph from the NW
02PM-17mph from the WNW
05PM-15mph from the NW
11PM-14mph from the NW
02AM-13mph from the NW
05AM-14mph from the NW
11AM-17mph from the NW
02PM-17mph from the NW
05PM-15mph from the NW
11PM-14mph from the NW
02AM-14mph from the NW
05AM-14mph from the NW
11AM-14mph from the NW
02PM-13mph from the WNW
05PM-7mph from the WNW
11PM-6mph from the WNW
02AM-6mph from the W
05AM-6mph from the W
11AM-8mph from the S
02PM-10mph from the S
05PM-9mph from the S
11PM-10mph from the S
02AM-10mph from the S
05AM-10mph from the S
11AM-13mph from the SSW
02PM-14mph from the SW
05PM-10mph from the SW
11PM-9mph from the SW


How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Lake Michigan Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate

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